Brisbane has 200 days of Sunshine a year

Brisbane has 200 days of Sunshine a year

Brisbane, I can tell you that on average we enjoy 200 days of sunshine a year in Brisbane and that the lifestyle is spectacular. As a local, it is easy to take our great weather and view for granted. As an international student, you might see this beautiful city from an entirely different perspective. This video produced by Study in Brisbane gives you a diverse short look into what it would be like to live and study here.   The Sights and Sounds of Life in Brisbane There certainly is much to see and do when you live in and around […]

New to Australia and nervous about taxation?

New to Australia and nervous about taxation?

Most new international students when they arrive to Australia, are not thinking about taxation. You are probably more nervous about how to get around and where to live. As the days pass by, you will become more confident with how to use public transport. You will either live on campus or off campus. With your basics taken care of, it’s time to consider how you are going to pay for rent and food.   New to Australia and Taxation First of all, finding information about paying tax in Australia is not difficult. The Australian Taxation Office has made it easy for you to know […]

Dealing with Housemates from Hell

Dealing with Housemates from Hell

Living with housemates might be more affordable, but the cost reduction may not always seem worth it. Especially, if you feel like you are living with housemates from hell.     What are the top three things that cause dramas in a share house? Never cleaning up Loud noise or loud sex sounds Strangers or friends sleeping over all the time As a property manager of almost fifteen years, I will never say I have seen it all. Why? Quite frankly, because tenants continue to surprise me. Who do you think causes the most grief in a share house situation?   Here […]

Chilligoe Cave Student Adventures

Chilligoe Cave Student Adventures

Adventure and Surprise When you are working, studying and living in Brisbane it’s nearly 2000 kilometers from Chilligoe Caves. The tropical north Queensland’s climate is more humid and hotter than Brisbane. Kidd House Accommodation and their staff can confirm that nothing beats being able to experience the colour and adventure of the Northern Queensland Coast. Furthermore, there are treasures to be discovered inland from Cairns that you may not experience any where else in the world.   Chilligoe Caves Chilligoe Cave adventures are a once in a lifetime experience, and affordable for the budget conscious university student. Entry for one of the […]

Living near the Griffith University

Living near the Griffith University

There are too many delights to mention when it comes to living near the Griffith University campus in Nathan. Delicious coffee shops, fresh seafood and numerous take away options from Asia to Greece are available. Here are some of my favorite local shops and food stores. Sunnybank Food District Golden Rice Their three cup chicken or Drunken Chicken are our favorite dish. There are a few reviews you can read as follows Zomato, Trip Advisor (Certificate of Excellence) Drive to: 1 Honeywood Street, Sunnybank 8 Beer Chicken Their Korean food is family favorite in my household and obviously, it is online. Read about it […]

Outback Adventures – Broken Hill New South Wales

Outback Adventures – Broken Hill New South Wales

Broken Hill is the essence of a true outback city, where the old and new mingle as one. It is situated within the New South Wales border, but it is closer to the South Australian border. Within Broken Hills town center you can still find old miner tents and shanties. Throughout Broken Hill you can find their mining history within the city itself to the outer rims. Big blue skies, red rocky earth and internationally acclaimed history, Broken Hill is Australia’s first heritage-listed city. Broken Hill’s wealth and popularity came from old fashioned greed. Beneath the town’s surface were metals such […]

Outback Adventures – Louth, One Pub Town of Tilpa to Wilcannia

Outback Adventures – Louth, One Pub Town of Tilpa to Wilcannia

Part of the adventure of the outback is that you never know what you will see next. Unlike the predictable schedule of life at uni, fellow tenants in your share house accommodation or fully furnished unit, you are not going to see the normal or the familiar. Wildlife you can expect to see while driving on the bitumen, will be startled goats running into the bush, wild boar, hawks and wallabies resting under the shade of the trees. Dirt roads are not as  commonly used and if you keep your phone ready for photos you can capture big red male Kangaroos, […]

Outback Adventures – Back O’ Bourke

Outback Adventures – Back O’ Bourke

Welcome to the Back O’ Bourke where you can experience the real history, culture and heritage of outback New South Wales, Australia. This is where the you can spend some of that money you saved living in student shared accommodation or off campus accommodation.   What can you expect to see and do in Bourke ? Watch the eagles soaring and floating on Mount Oxley Cruise down the Darling River on the PV Jandra Stay at one of the working stations or farm stays Go on a Back O’ Bourke Tour Go Fishing along the Darling River to catch a Big Cod or a Yellowbelly Visit the […]

Outback Adventures – Lightning Ridge

Outback Adventures – Lightning Ridge

Your car is packed, your friends have arrived and it’s time to begin your adventure. You will drive through small country towns, see kangaroos, kite Hawks, crows and roadkill on your travels to NSW Lightning Ridge. 716 kms is quite a drive, upon arrival you will be eager to stretch your legs and set up camp. You have three caravan parks to choose from which trip advisor can provide pricing, facilities and reviews. Kidd House Accommodation stayed at Opal Caravan Park because the facilities were modern and extensive. Our cost for an unpowered site was $42 night for the 5 […]

Outback Adventures for University Students on a budget

Outback Adventures for University Students on a budget

When exams are over and the summer break begins, it’s time to think about where you are going to travel for some rest and relaxation. The Australian outback is not only interesting, it can also be very economical to travel. Kidd House Accommodation has investigated some exceptional towns and sights you can visit on a budget. The biggest cost to any road trip is fuel. Save money by carpooling with some friends to reduce this major cost. Added to that you reap the benefits of company + affordability. Kidd House Accommodation, a specialist in student off-campus accommodation traveled to the […]